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30 Taliban attacks per day after ceasefire: Sources

30 Taliban attacks per day after ceasefire: Sources

Kabul, June 5 (IANS) The Taliban has carried out an average of 30 attacks on the Afghan security forces each day after the Eid-ul-Fitr ceasefire, sources within the Afghan government said.The sources said on Thursday that the Afghan forces also suffered casualties as a result of these attacks, repor...

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Australia to toughen foreign investment rules

Australia to toughen foreign investment rules

Canberra, June 5 (IANS) Australia is seeking to toughen its foreign investment regulations to protect its assets from an overseas entity if it threatens national security, the government said on Friday.The reform will give more power to the Foreign Investment Review Board to analyze investment agree...

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Priyanka attacks UP govt over sugarcane farmer's suicide

Priyanka attacks UP govt over sugarcane farmer's suicide

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government after a sugarcane farmer committed suicide in the state over his pending dues.In a series of tweets in Hindi, Priyanka Gandhi, who is also the party in-charge for eastern Uttar Pr...

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Rahul shares Saint Kabir couplet on environment day

Rahul shares Saint Kabir couplet on environment day

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Emphasising on the wildlife protection, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on the occasion of World Environment Day and birth anniversary of Saint Kabir recited one of his couplets asking "to be prepared and take action now"."Kal kare so aaj kar, aaj kare so ab, pal me p...

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Philipines dismisses UN report on human rights violations

Philipines dismisses UN report on human rights violations

Manila, June 5 (IANS) The Philippines government has dismissed a UN human rights report which had claimed that the country had acted with impunity during its war on drugs, as "unfounded".The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the report found "deep-seated impunity for serio...

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OPEC+ meetings postponed until mid-June

OPEC+ meetings postponed until mid-June

Nur-Sultan, June 5 (IANS) The OPEC+ group has postponed its technical and monitoring meetings until the middle of June, but has yet to set a date for a video conference for the Ministers of the organization's member countries and other producers, sources from Kazakhstan's Ministry of Energy said.The...

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Pandemic of racism killed George Floyd: Family lawyer

Pandemic of racism killed George Floyd: Family lawyer

Washington, June 5 (IANS) Benjamin Crump, the lawyer for the family of George Floyd, who died under police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis, said that it was the "pandemic of racism" that killed the unarmed African-American man."It was not the coronavirus pandemic that killed George Floyd," Xinhua n...

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Spain backtracks on decision to open land borders

Spain backtracks on decision to open land borders

Madrid, June 5 (IANS) The Spanish government has backtracked comments made by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Reyes Maroto that the country could open its land borders with France and Portugal on June 22.Earlier on Thursday, Maroto had commented in an interview that it was a possibili...

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Detained US Navy veteran leaves Iran after nearly 2 yrs

Detained US Navy veteran leaves Iran after nearly 2 yrs

Washington, June 5 (IANS) US Navy veteran Michael White, who had been detained in Iran for almost two years, has been released and was on his way back Washington, according to a statement issued by his family."For the past 683 days my son, Michael, has been held hostage in Iran by the IRGC (Islamic ...

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Cong forces removal of signage in Amethi

Cong forces removal of signage in Amethi

Amethi, June 5 (IANS) A signage that carried a remark about Maharana Pratap was removed on Thursday night after Congress leader raised objections and alleged that the state government was showing disrespect to the king who has become a symbol of Thakur pride.Congress MLC Deepak Singh, who sent a let...

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